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The Orchard pounces on The Overnight

SUNDANCE: Fledgling distributor makes move as buyers get their wallets out

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Ava DuVernay

Selma team reunite on Hurricane Katrina project

26-Jan-2015 | By

Ava DuVernay and her Selma star David Oyelowo have teamed up with Participant Media to develop a romantic mystery set against the backdrop of Hurricane Katrina.

Lee Yong-kwan

Busan director refuses request to step down

26-Jan-2015 | By

Busan Metropolitan City has asked Lee Yong-kwan to step down as festival director of the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) ahead of its 20th edition.

American Sniper

American Sniper shoots down Taken 3 in UK

26-Jan-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ awards contender posts $3.8m (£2.5m) second weekend to dethrone Taken 3; Universal’s Ex Machina leads openers with $1.7m (£1.1m) debut.

Marguerite

Memento sells Giannoli’s Marguerite worldwide

26-Jan-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based sales agent does good business at Unifrance Rendezvous.

Norfolk

Norfolk producer readies new projects

26-Jan-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Crybaby Pictures plans project with The Bureau, Steel Mill Pictures.

IFFR 2015 Short awards

Rivers, Russell, Benhaim win IFFR Short Tigers

26-Jan-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

UK wins two of three Canon Tiger Awards at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR); Serbia-Germany short submitted to EFAs.

IFC Films boards The D Train

25-Jan-2015 | By

SUNDANCE: The distributor has picked up US rights to Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel’s comedy starring Jack Black and James Marsden. At time of writing reports were circulating that SPC had taken the US and territories on The Diary Of A Teenage Girl.

Inception Film Partners boards Wildlike

25-Jan-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The LA-based sales, production and distribution company heads to the EFM in Berlin with international sales rights to the Alaskan adventure film.

IFFR Tiger

Rotterdam director talks festival future

25-Jan-2015 | By

International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) is expecting to record 280,000 cinema visits over the festival period, making it one of the biggest public film festivals in Europe.

Carlo Cresto-Dina

The Wonders producer boards UK film

25-Jan-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Producer of Cannes award-winner The Wonders takes on first UK production.

Automatic heads to EFM with Goddess Of Love

25-Jan-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Automatic Entertainment will introduce Berlin buyers next month to a slate that includes the thriller Goddess Of Love.

Merce Cunningham

Girard seeks Euro support for Cunningham

25-Jan-2015 | By

French producer Ilann Girard, boss of Arsam International and exec producer on March of the Penguins, has revealed further details of his new CineMart project Cunningham.

Paul Miller

Paul Miller launches firm in Netherlands

25-Jan-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Upcoming productions include Ahd Kamel’ s My Driver and I.

IFFR: Iranian film flourishing

25-Jan-2015 | By

Iranian writer-director Reza Mirkarimi’s Today, Iran’s Oscar submission, has been screening at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) this week.

Batkid

Julia Roberts boards Batkid remake

24-Jan-2015 | By

SLAMDANCE: The A-lister is attached to remake rights to the January 24 Slamdance premiere Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around The World – A Dana Nachman Film in a deal being put together by Submarine’s new remake label Sub/Version.

The Bronze

Relativity, Stage 6 Films see gold in The Bronze

24-Jan-2015 | By

SUNDANCE UPDATE: The distributor has closed a $3m-plus deal and will partner with Stage 6 Films on the acquisition of the dark comedy that has been an early hit in Park City. Meanwhile A24 closed on The Witch and Alchemy was nearing a US deal for Strangerland.

Vimeo, Indiegogo form distribution pact

24-Jan-2015 | By

SUNDANCE: Hot on the heels of the event cinema fund launched by Tugg and New Balloon, Indiegogo and Vimeo have announced a distribution partnership. Separately, Vertical has acquired Dial A Prayer and Gravitas Ventures has picked up Any Day.

Jan-Wllem Van Ewijk

Van Ewijk develops US-set Sleep

24-Jan-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Dutch filmmaker Jan-Willem van Ewijk is developing a US-set feature, Sleep, following a father and his teenage daughter as they travel through from the Mid-West to California.

Forever

Heretic Outreach takes two to Rotterdam

24-Jan-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Heretic Outreach has boarded its first projects ahead of IFFR.

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Rotterdam: Savage Films brings new projects

24-Jan-2015 | By

Savage Films presents new projects at Rotterdam; Oscar-nominated Flemish director Michaël R. Roskam’s Belgian-set feature The Faithful planning shoot.

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  • IFFR Live: from Rotterdam to the world

    By Wendy Mitchell

    I’m not sure what it felt like in Ljubljana or Dundee, but from Rotterdam the first IFFR Live screening of Jan-Willem van Ewijk’s drama Atlantic. was quite exciting.

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    “Meet And Greet” is IFFR’s new initiative to allow the public and industry visitors to encounter filmmakers in an informal setting.

  • Respect the producer

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    Precisely what a producer does is one of the murkiest questions in cinema.

  • Selma’s bad timing

    By Wendy Mitchell

    The exclusion of Selma’s David Oyelowo from the Oscar nominations is more than a snub - it’s an injustice.

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Slow West

By David D'Arcy

Dir/scr: John Maclean. UK-New Zealand. 2015. 84mins

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DIGITAL EDITIONS

Screen cover January 23 2015

Screen January 23 2015

Browse the digital version of Screen International here including interviews with Benedict Cumberbatch and Stephen Daldry; and special reports on the VFX of Interstellar, the Goteborg Film Festival and short films.

Screen January 19 2015

Screen January 19 2015

Browse the digital version of Screen International here including a focus on cinema bookers, Rotterdam and Sundance Film Festivals, and interviews with Birdman director Alejandro G Inarritu, Nightcrawler cinematographer Robert Elswit, The Grand Budapest Hotel production designer Adam Stockhausen and The Imitation Game composer Alexandre Desplat.

Screen cover January 7 2015

Screen January 7 2015

Browse the digital version of Screen International here including interviews with Jessica Chastain, Felicity Jones, Julianne Moore, JK Simmons and David Oyelowo…

Screen December 19 2014

Screen December 19 2014

Browse the digital version of Screen International here…

American Sniper

American Sniper shoots down Taken 3 in UK

26-Jan-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ awards contender posts $3.8m (£2.5m) second weekend to dethrone Taken 3; Universal’s Ex Machina leads openers with $1.7m (£1.1m) debut.

MORE BOX OFFICE NEWS

SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL (Jan 22-Feb 1)

Sundance Film Festival

Sundance 2015: going wild

Sundance Film Festival’s John Cooper and Trevor Groth talk to Jeremy Kay about the ‘exhilarating’ selections in the 2015 edition (Jan 22-Feb 1)

Brooklyn

Sundance 2015: hot properties

Screen International’s picks of the hot films at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival (Jan 22-Feb 1).

Click here for more on Sundance

ROTTERDAM FILM FESTIVAL (Jan 21-Feb 1)

International Film Festival Rotterdam

Rotterdam 2015: artful vision

Rutger Wolfson, festival director of International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), tells Wendy Mitchell how the event stays true to its cinephile roots while also having an openness to changing forms and digital models

CineMart

CineMart Rotterdam: all change

Only projects with 25% of their financing in place have been selected for Rotterdam’s CineMart.

Click here for more on Rotterdam

AWARDS COUNTDOWN

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Weta Digital: Maximum effect

Weta Digital has grown from one computer to a global VFX powerhouse employing 1,000 people. John Hazelton talks to key executives Richard Taylor and Joe Letteri

The Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything, the making of...

The Theory Of Everything is far more than a Stephen Hawking biopic - it’s a ‘triple helix’ of scientific breakthrough, debilitating disease and a one-of-a-kind love story. Wendy Mitchell talks to the team behind the film

BAFTA_masks

Bafta takes the spotlight

The biggest challenge for the organisers of the Bafta Film Awards is to never become complacent. Louise Tutt reports on the ever-evolving plans for the 2015 event.

On set of Inherent Vice

Paul Thomas Anderson, Inherent Vice

Inherent Vice director Paul Thomas Anderson talks to Andreas Wiseman about ego, fear and the real Joaquin Phoenix.

Richard Linklater on set of Boyhood with Ethan Hawke

Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Writer-director Richard Linklater was surprised by how emotional he found shooting Boyhood, his ballad of family life. Jeremy Kay reports.

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INTERVIEWS

Another Trip To The Moon

Tiger directors: Ismail Basbeth, Another Trip To The Moon

The Indonesian director talks about his magical surrealist film, which receives its world premiere in competition at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).

Tired Moonlight

Tiger directors: Britni West, Tired Moonlight

The US director talks about her tribute to small-town Montana, which receives its international premiere in competition at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).

Above and Below

Tiger directors: Nicolas Steiner, Above and Below

The Swiss director talks about “underground dwellers”, which receives its international premiere in competition at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).

Bridgend

Tiger directors: Jeppe Ronde, Bridgend

The Danish director talks about his teen suicide drama, which receives its world premiere in competition at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).

Videophilia And Other Viral Syndromes

Tiger directors: Juan Daniel F Molero, Videophilia (And Other Viral Syndromes)

The Peruvian director talks about his teen drama, which receives its world premiere in competition at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).

Norfolk

Tiger directors: Martin Radich, Norfolk

The British director talks about his father-son drama, which receives its world premiere in competition at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).

The Imitation Game

Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game

Benedict Cumberbatch reveals how he broke down with emotion during his last day playing Alan Turing in The Imitation Game. Elbert Wyche reports

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